Bruce Lawler, Kodiak chief product officer and co-founder, describes how the company’s carrier-integrated push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) solution is being used in a rural Texas county, as well as highlighting efforts to integrate applications with the Kodiak offering. Lawler also discusses Kodiak’s positioning as the industry pursues commercial availability of the mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) standard approved last year.
Fred Chavis, Motorola Solutions’ senior manager of public-safety LTE global trials, showcases the LXN-500, which houses an LTE eNodeB, evolved packet core (EPC) and application server in a single unit that is designed for use in remote and rural areas outside of the coverage footprint for a network provider like FirstNet.
Gary Monetti (left) and Mohan Tammisetti of Virtual Network Communications (VNC) demonstrate how the company’s portable Greencell eNodeB and vCore enhanced packet core (EPC) with IP media subsystem (IMS) functionality can be combined to deliver LTE connectivity, even when the user is outside of the footprint of a fixed terrestrial network.
Pepro CEO Vic Garmong demonstrates the HCLP 300, his company’s new high-capacity, low-profile deployable LTE tower that is designed for network providers–such as FirstNet or a commercial carrier–to provide coverage quickly in locations that are outside of the normal footprint or to offset a network outage.
FirstNet’s new laboratory will conduct testing to ensure that core public-safety devices, network features, capabilities and services will meet the reliability and performance requirements of first responders, although details will not be revealed until the nationwide contractor award is made, according to FirstNet officials.
A South Carolina federal court this week cleared the path for Rivada Networks to depose Richard Keith, a South Carolina consultant whose testimony is expected to support Rivada’s allegations that the winning Altan consortium bid for the Mexico government’s Red Compartida network was prepared in violation of Mexican law.
Rivada Networks files suit in a Mexican federal court in an attempt to have its Red Compartida bid—a proposal to build and operate a nationwide 700 MHz wholesale LTE network in Mexico—evaluated after Mexico’s government disqualified Rivada for failing to provide a bid bond for the project by the bid deadline, according to a company spokesman.
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